I Prevail

Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there’ s no turning back. I Prevail—Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [guitar], Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar] —explore this phenomenon within the title of their full-length debut, Lifelines [Fearless Records].“ When we started diving into the record, we all sat down and thought, ‘ Wow, everything has changed in the last year,’” explains Brian. “ Everyone encounters those moments that really define where the rest of their lives are headed. We’ ve all grown from everything that’ s happened. When we sat down and got to work, we really wanted to share our journey through these songs.” “ Lifelines are a great visual for certain points in your life,” adds Brian. “ It’ s a line you can’ t go backward from or ignore. For us, the path split from the moment we all created I Prevail.” I Prevail are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the quartet’ s 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 100,000 copies as the Detroit band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. Meanwhile, the group’ s cover of Taylor Swift’ s “ Blank Space” sold 300,000-plus singles, went Top 20 on Active Rock Radio, and generated over 22 million views on YouTube and 17 million-plus Spotify streams (consistently remaining in the Top 10 of the platform’ s Viral Chart). The band would be nominated for “ Breakthrough Band” at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and garner features from Billboard, Detroit Free Press, AXS, Loudwire, and many more. Everything has aligned and set the stage perfectly their debut full-length, Lifelines.In early 2016, the boys retreated to Wall of Sound Studios in the small and secluded town of Riley, Michigan to work with trusted producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler. With nearly two years on the road under their collective belt, the group had fully realized their style, merging entrancing hooks and a powerful and pummeling sonic backdrop.“ On the EP, we were all getting to know each other’ s style,” Brian goes on. “ We spent a year working on it without ever launching publicly. We wanted to make the best impression possible. Then when we put it out, we spent the next year-and-a-half doing everything we could to promote it. Writing Lifelines was such a different experience. We had so much more time to grow together and really had a clear vision for the sound we wanted to create on the album.” The first single “ Scars” gallops from a propulsive riff into an unshakable refrain teetering between a hypnotic harmony and a hard-hitting groove. It’ s immediately infectious.“ Being away from family members and going through relationships that have died off, sometimes made me feel anxiety and depression,” admits Brian. “ Sometimes, you have to look in the mirror. We wanted to create a song that was personal to us, but still relatable. That’ s how we got the concept of ‘ Scars.’”
Elsewhere on the album “ Stuck In Your Head” sees a magnetic vocal charge ahead in tandem with a bombastic drumbeat and hyper-charged guitars making the song live up to its name.“ Basically, we’ re comparing a relationship to a broken record,” continues the singer. “ It’ s dedicated to a certain ex of mine, and I can say a couple of the other guys dedicated it to their former relationships too. Things are really good for a while. All of a sudden, the record starts wearing, and things get rocky. In my case, I always felt like the bad guy. So, the song’ s a final send-off saying, ‘ Thanks for the memories, but I’ m glad you’ re out of my life. Here’ s a song for you to go out to.’” Ultimately, Lifelines sees I Prevail take another big collective life step. “ We wanted to create something that can showcase every emotion,” Brian leaves off. “ It’ s anything you’ re feeling or looking for.” “ LIFELINES are the fine lines between order and chaos and the time we spend between them.” Lifelines debuted at #3 on Alternative Albums, #4 Hard Music Albums, #5 Rock Albums, #9 Top Album, and #15 on the Billboard Top 200, with Alternative Press naming Lifelines one of the Best Debut albums of 2016, nominating them in Breakthrough Artists in 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards. The band's single "Stuck In Your Head" reaching #1 on SiriusXM Octane Radio and the band is lined up for multiple BLURB: Certain moments in life change everything. The trajectory splinters, and there’ s no turning back. I Prevail—Brian Burkheiser [clean vocals], Eric Vanlerberghe [harsh vocals], Steve Menoian [guitar], Dylan Bowman [rhythm guitar] —explore this phenomenon within the title of their full-length debut, Lifelines [Fearless Records]. I Prevail are no strangers to this experience. After the release of the band’ s 2014 debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, nothing would ever be the same. The EP moved over 100,000 copies as the Detroit band toured with the likes of Hollywood Undead and Crown The Empire. Meanwhile, the group’ s cover of Taylor Swift’ s “ Blank Space” sold 300,000-plus singles, went Top 20 on Active Rock Radio, and generated over 22 million views on YouTube and 17 million-plus Spotify streams (consistently remaining in the Top 10 of the platform’ s Viral Chart). The band would be nominated for “ Breakthrough Band” at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and garner features from Billboard, Detroit Free Press, AXS, Loudwire, and many more. Everything has aligned and set the stage perfectly their debut full-length, Lifelines. In early 2016, the boys retreated to Wall of Sound Studios in the small and secluded town of Riley, Michigan to work with trusted producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler. With nearly two years on the road under their collective belt, the group had fully realized their style, merging entrancing hooks and a powerful and pummeling sonic backdrop. Ultimately, Lifelines sees I Prevail take another big collective life step. Lifelines debuted at #3 on Alternative Albums, #4 Hard Music Albums, #5 Rock Albums, #9 Top Album, and #15 on the Billboard Top 200, with Alternative Press naming Lifelines one of the Best Debut albums of 2016. The band's single "Stuck In Your Head" reaching #1 on SiriusXM Octane Radio.

We Came As Romans

Having mastered the art of self promotion and self booking early on, We Came As Romans has since garnered a colossal fan base and kept themselves on the road, only stopping long enough to record. Tireless and tour-hungry, We Came As Romans are pushing the envelope, combining influences such as the intertwined singing/screaming vocals of Underoath, the theatrical, orchestra-infused metal of Chiodos, the crushing breakdowns of The Devil Wears Prada and the positive lyrics of August Burns Red.

The Word Alive

Sometimes a sweeping change within an entity is all that is needed for all the cards to fall into place. In the case of metal-hardcore outfit The Word Alive, by gaining a dynamic new vocalist, it was just the catalyst the group needed to take their next steps forward in their burgeoning career.

Feeling a bit stagnant in their progression beforehand, the addition of vocalist Tyler Smith (ex- Greeley Estates, In Fear and Faith) catapulted the band's ambitions to the forefront. With this initiation, their goals and aspirations were much more a reality, and they set to work on what would become their forthcoming debut EP, Empire.

Recorded with producer Andrew Wade in Ocala, FL, and to be released July 21st on Fearless Records, Empire is an intimately personal album for Smith, whose impassioned lyrical subjects range from dissolving relationships to the struggles he was battling privately. Enhanced by furious guitar wizardry courtesy of shredders Tony Pizzuti and Zack Hansen, as well as rapid-fire drumming brought to life by Tony Aguilera, the EP is a non-stop sonic assault that is at once powerful and unpredictable.

Escape The Fate

Notorious Sin City rockers, Escape The Fate, resume their battle to the top in 2010 by unleashing a deluxe edition of their fan coveted breakout album This War Is Ours on April 27.

Fans will get a virtual all access pass to rock's hottest band with new music and never-before-seen video footage. The two disc collection will include the standard album with two new unreleased tracks, "Bad Blood" and "Behind The Mask," an acoustic version of "Harder Than You Know" and an unreleased remix, "This War Is Mine," by Clown of Slipknot, as well as a DVD containing an explosive new music video for "This War Is Ours (Guillotine Part II)," fan favorite videos for "Something," "10 Miles Wide" and "The Flood," a world tour documentary and a behind the music feature.

The deluxe edition of This War Is Ours is only the beginning for Escape The Fate in 2010, as the band has already begun writing music for their face-melting follow-up which is due out in the fall.

Catch Escape The Fate at Extreme Thing, Bamboozle and Rock On The Range this spring!

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